“Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt” is a 2012 made-for-television crime drama film directed by Robert Harmon. It is the eighth film in the “Jesse Stone” series, based on the characters created by Robert B. Parker. The film stars Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker, and Kohl Sudduth in lead roles.
The story follows Jesse Stone (Tom Selleck), a former police chief who has been forced to resign from his job due to his alcoholism. He is called back into service to investigate a series of murders that seem to be connected to a controversial land development project.
As he delves deeper into the case, Jesse uncovers a web of corruption and deceit that threatens to unravel the entire town. He must navigate the complex relationships and hidden agendas of the town’s residents to solve the case and bring the killer to justice.
The film received positive reviews from critics, who praised Tom Selleck’s performance and the film’s engaging storyline. The film was also noted for its well-developed characters and the strong sense of atmosphere and setting.
Overall, “Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt” is a solid entry in the “Jesse Stone” series that delivers on the expectations of fans of the franchise. While it may not offer anything groundbreaking or revolutionary, it is a well-crafted and entertaining crime drama that showcases the talents of its cast and crew.
Duration: 90 min.